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A Student's Guide to Herman Melville is a book of literary criticism for students in the 7th through 9th grades.
Herman Melville is one of the most important writers in the history of American literature and author of one of the greatest novels ever written, Moby Dick. In A Student's Guide to Herman Melville, the career of this literary giant is examined, offering accessible insight for young readers. Each work is placed in historical and biographical context, with special emphasis placed on curriculum-related works, including his masterpiece, Moby Dick, along with Billy Budd, several of his short stories, including "Bartleby the Scrivener," and several of his poetic works.